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Nation to join with US state in disaster preparedness training

Update: November, 28/2012 - 10:10

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and the state of Oregon in the US will co-operate in disaster response, humanitarian aid, and search and rescue activities.

An agreement to this effect was signed between the National Committee for Search and Rescue of Viet Nam and the state of Oregon in Ha Noi yesterday.

During the discussions, the Vietnamese side proposed aspects of co-operation for 2013, especially the study of US disaster management, emergency response and search and rescue, as well as co-operating with Oregon directly on issues of training for Vietnamese staff and improving their English skills.

Additionally, the Vietnamese side asked to share information, technology and experience in disaster warning and forecasting, humanitarian aid and search and rescue.

The two sides expressed their wish that in the future, they will be able to co-operate to mitigate losses caused by disasters. — VNS

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